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My July’s Full Moon:

via Altar of Love.

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As a witch, I follow no one sacred book. We are all children of Spirit and so all of our lips speak eternal truths. However, many of us are in a cloud. It shrouds us with illusion- we perceive reality from a only a small perspective: like trying to know a large house by peeking in through the front door’s key hole. There are so many possibilities out there that we are unaware of.

The writings of Kahlil Gibran light me up from the inside- it reminds me of my own luminosity housed in the hearts of all creation. His poetry is like that cloud of illusion lifted. His words comfort, inspire and dance in my head like a new found lover. I feel like I can take his poems and fashion them into healing charms and love spells and chant their sacred words to wake the dead.

“Love is the lover’s eyes, and the spirit’s wine, and the heart’s nourishment. Love is a rose… Love is the poet’s elation, and the artist’s revelation, and the musician’s inspiration…Love is the sacred shrine in the heart of a child, adored by a merciful mother…Oh seekers, Love is Truth, beseeching Truth, and your Truth in seeking and receiving and protecting Love shall determine its behavior.”

“Marriage is the union of two divinities that a third might be born on earth. It is the union of two souls in a strong love for the abolishment of separateness.”

-from Secrets of the Heart

I started reading his books just two weeks ago. I found the book Secrets of the Heart among my grandmother’s things when she moved into a nursing home five years ago, however I never started reading it until recently. It was always one of those books that beckoned me to keep it around, glance at her signature printed neatly within the inside cover every once in a while. I thought the book was strictly Christian (which it is not-)  and so I never bothered to do much more than skim it. But now that I have reached a new point in my spiritual path- where I honor all paths- I was pleasantly surprised when I began to read. And then by fate’s grace I came across a large book in a thrift store that contained many (it not all) of his writings, The Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibran.

“…the whole earth is my birthplace and all humans are my brothers.”

Kahlil Gibran was a true mystic- he followed no one religion- all inspired him and he wrote of the Spirit of Love as his guide. His writings contain many figures- including the Goddess herself. He was born in Lebanon into a Catholic family but was surrounded with those of many faiths and later as a teenager he moved back and forth between the United States and Lebanon. His family history was tragic- his father was imprisoned as when Gibran was a child and his mother, brother and sister all died of illness in his adolescence (I look up to anyone who can survive all of that) even his own lifetime love could not rightly marry him due to her family’s conservatism. However, the words that flows from him speak of joy, beauty and truth and point to the great mystery of the soul. He was also an artist and a fiction writer and knew Carl Jung (which makes him instantly cool, by the way). According to wikepedia, he is the third best selling poet of all time. His picture is also quite dashing, no?

And so it is with his words that I have been recharging this last week. I feel like the process is not fully finished, but I wanted to peek my head out of my hole for a bit to sing my praise of this wonderful writer.

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tw ms 1So I have always been one to do fun things anonymously. When I was a teenager I painted a huge sign that said smile and placed it among a highway. I’ve dressed up in long witchy wig hair and creeped along the cornfields at night. I’ve placed fortune cookie statements in people’s mailboxes and I’ve taped plastic forks with cake pieces on it to lawn gnome hands. I figure I could blog about it because most of you don’t know who I really am and if you do, then you have probably done some of these fun things with me!

Well here is my next adventure in doing free-spirited activities: I made charms I like to call Moving Statements…

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It is a positive, make-you think statement, laminated and made into a charm with recycled stuff (usually beads). On the back it says, “Keep or Pass Me On…” Hopefully people will see it and take it if they are inclined and either keep it for themselves or continue on the game of passing it on. I’m leaving them in public places. It’s a thrill to leave one. I like to imagine all the positive impacts it could possibly have. Even if it’s someone throwing it away, it still probably woke them out of their mundane routine. However, I doubt people will throw the charms away because they are so durable.

So far I’ve left one on a sink in a hospital bathroom. I’m planning on hanging them from public park trees, dropping them among the grocery store produce, sneaking them into on-sale clothes pockets and leaving them in elevators. Whatever floats my fancy. I’ve made a bunch, so I’m selling them for cheap at Twitchy Witchy, too. Have fun!

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Another option: You could even print out your own sayings you want public and tape them up places. It won’t destroy property, but it is still getting out there.

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